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Mulanje DC cheers Chiradzulu accident survivors

Written by  Blackson Mkupatira

Mulanje, January 21, 2019: Mulanje District Commissioner Charles Makanga Friday cheered victims of Nguludi road accident that are currently receiving treatment at Mulanje District Hospital.

Speaking during the visit, Makanga told the patients that it was the wish of President Arthur Peter Mutharika that the survivors of the accident should be rendered the best treatment for speedy recovery.

“When the accident occurred on John Chilembwe Memorial Day last Tuesday, President Mutharika instructed us to ensure that all the people who were injured were well looked after and receiving the best treatment.

“We are, therefore, supporting them with transport, some from Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital to their respective homes, others from Nguludi Mission Hospital to Mulanje District Hospital and back to their homes when they have fully recovered,” Makanga said.

He said government provided coffins and transportation for those who died.

Makanga further said he was sent by Minister of Homeland Security Nicholas Dausi to deliver a goodwill message from President Mutharika that government wants all the patients to be assisted and wishes them quick recovery.

He, therefore, presented K50, 000 to each of the patient, saying the money was meant to cater for expenses incurred during hospitalization.

Director of Health and Social Services for Mulanje District Council Alinafe Kalanga said the patients were responding well to treatment.

She said initially the hospital received 24 patients, out of whom eight, were admitted while the other 16 were treated as out-patients.

“Of the patients we admitted to the hospital, one had a minor head injury, another had cuts in the head that were infected.

“We also had the driver who sustained cuts on the right eye and one lady who had fractures of various degrees in her arms,” she said. 

Kalanga said only four patients were still in hospital and pledged Mulanje DHO’s commitment to continue giving the patients the necessary treatment until they are discharged.

The four patients currently at Mulanje hospital are Laudani Type (Driver), 28, from Greystone Village in Traditional Authority Mabuka, Alex Namachotsa, 46, and his wife Asiyireni Namachotsa and Peterson Chapalamula, 50, from Tembani Village in TA Njema.

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